Friday, July 28, 2017

John McCain, human being. Right place, right time.

After months of sick Tweets and 96 hours of the Mooch, the antidote:

John McCain cast a courageous vote - - as did his fellow GOP Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins and all Democratic members early this morning - -  against his party's last-ditch, cruel and most-manipulative bid for a heartless partisan 'win' at the expense of millions of Americans' medical care and peace of mind. 
John McCain's official Senate portrait, taken in 2009
The Republican Party and their scheming, amoral Senate leader Mitch McConnell and the sociopath in the White House - - meaning Trump and not the disgusting carbon copy Anthony Scaramucci, as the boss has inflicted his signature thuggish obscenity on a slimed and traumatized populace at least since the Access Hollywood tape  - - may yet cobble together a 'bill' they can slide over to the House where a willing Paul Ryan and the farcically-named Freedom Caucus would make the freedom to die without health insurance the law of the land.

Let's hope not.

And without any qualifiers, let's thank Senator McCain and salute him as he battles against brain cancer and, as he did early this morning, against the corrosive political pathology that is wearing down the country, and which was nearly spread intentionally by a gang of feckless errand boys and selfish stooges like Ron Johnson and Ted Cruz to another 15 million citizens and their families, some homebound, some in nursing homes, many in poverty so already hit hard by illness, infectious disease, birth defects, or just plain bad luck which a decent human being wouldn't wish on anyone, let alone make worse.

Gratitude and best wishes to human being John McCain, right person at the right place at the right time.

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